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Linnya Wazzo is Phantom Girl, a member of the superhero team The Terrifics. She is also the ancestor of the 30th Century Phantom Girl, named Tinya Wazzo, who serves on the futuristic Legion of Super-Heroes.

Origin

Linnya Wazzo hailed from the planet Bgztl and had two loving parents. Every member of the Bgztlian race has the power to turn intangible and phase through objects and people, including Linnya. When Linnya was a young child she and her parents planned a holiday on the distant world of Bismoll as the Magno Ball Championships were being held there that year. During their journey in the family spacecraft, the Wazzo family became embroiled in a space storm. In an attempt to save Linnya's life her parents put her in the only escape pod and launched her to safety. However Linnya's father miscalculated the projection for the escape pod and accidently sent Linnya further into the storm, causing her to crash land on a different world.[1]

As it turned out, the storm had been a portal to the Dark Multiverse, a collection of universes that went wrong and were destined to die. Linnya soon found that she was stuck in her intangible form, unable to touch anything. Linnya grew up in the Dark Multiverse, spending all of her childhood and most of her teenage years in the nightmare dimension with only spiders to keep her company.[1]

Freedom

After years marooned in the Dark Multiverse Linnya was discovered by three super-heroes from Earth. These superheroes were Plastic Man (Patrick "Eel" O'Brian), Metamorpho (Rex Mason), and Mister Terrific (Michael Holt), who had fallen through a still-open portal into the Dark Multiverse. After entering the Dark Multiverse the three heroes had picked up a signal set by someone from the Multiverse, and believed it was Linnya who had set the beacon. Linnya was incredibly relieved to see another sentient creature after such a long time and agreed to go along with the heroes as they searched for the beacon.[1]

Eventually the heroes came across the device releasing the signal and activated it. The machine came to life and displayed a hologram of a man. The man in the hologram introduced himself as Tom Strong.
The heroes flee from the Titan

The heroes flee from the Titan
Strong informed Linnya and the heroes that if they were viewing the message then he was probably dead and it was up to them to save the universe.[2] After the message stopped playing Mister Terrific wanted to bring the antenna on the device back to his lab for analysis. Because the antenna was so firmly attached to the device he required the assistance of Metamorpho and Plastic Man to dislodge it. However when the device finally came off a spark of dark energy struck Linnya and the heroes.[1]

The spark awoke the corpse of a giant alien titan which began attacking the heroes. With the antenna in hand the heroes fled back through the portal and closed it, leaving the Titan on the other side. Finally free of the Dark Multiverse, Linnya discovered she could once again turn tangible, however anything she touched would explode. Mister Terrific promised to help Linnya find the source of these problems and headed back to his lab to investigate the antenna. However as soon as he left Linnya, Rex and O'Brian were once again effected by the same shock as before. This shock forced Terrific to return the other heroes in Stagg Mansion, the location of the portal.[1]

Powers

  • Bgztlian Physiology: Linnya hails from the planet Bgztl and is a member of the alien race known as Bgztlians. Bgztlians may appear identical to humans, however there physiology is vastly different, giving them a limited array of supernatural abilities.[1]
    • Phasing
    • Intangibility: Like all members of her race Linnya has the ability to turn intangible at will. While in this state Linnya cannot be touched by anyone or anything, even the ground.[1]
      • Flight: Linnya can levitate and fly while in her intangible form.[1]
  • Self-Sustenance[3]
  • Explosive Touch: After returning to the Multiverse Linnya could once again turn tangible. However anything Linnya touched would explode.[1][4]

Weaknesses

  • Power Instability: After years of being trapped in the Dark Multiverse, Linnya's powers have become unstable and she is stuck in her intangible form. If she tries to go back to solid form and touches anything around, it causes the object to explode. For this reason, Mr. Terrific has suggested she remain in intangible form until he can find a way to normalize her condition.[1]
  • Dark Energy Bonding(Formerly): After being exposed to the Dark Multiverse energy, the Terrifics members became tethered to each other, which causes an explosion if they are separated more than a mile from each other.[3]

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